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Golden Globe Awards 2021: The Crown's Emma Corrin pays tribute to Princess Diana

The Crown's Emma Corrin paid tribute to Princess Diana after winning the Best Actress in a TV Drama Series at the 2021 Golden Globes on Sunday.

The British star, 25, plays the late Royal in the fourth series of the Netflix drama, in a role which has won her widespread critical acclaim.

An emotional Emma said Diana - who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997 - had taught her 'compassion and empathy beyond measure' as she accepted the award, on a night dominated by The Crown. 

Royal role: The Crown's Emma Corrin paid tribute to Princess Diana after winning the Best Actress in a Drama Series at the 2021 Golden Globes on Sunday

Emma appeared virtually at the ceremony and was left almost speechless when her name was announced, as costar Olivia Coleman cheered her on.  

The star first thanked her 'incredible cast' and her 'Prince Charming' Josh O'Connor, saying: 'I could not have done this without you,' before praising Princess Diana. 

'Most of all, thank you so much to Diana,' Emma said, with her eyes raised to the sky.

'You have taught me compassion and empathy beyond any measure that I could ever imagine,' she added, 'and on behalf of everyone who remembers you so fondly and passionately, thank you.'       

Chronicled: The British star, 25, plays the late Royal in the fourth series of the Netflix drama, in a role which has won her widespread critical acclaim (Diana is pictured in 1997)

Emma beat costar Olivia Colman, Killing Eve's Jodie Comer, Ozark's Laura Linney and Ratched's Sarah Paulson in the best actress in a TV drama category.

After Emma's name was announced, Olivia was cheering for her and stood up to give her a round of applause. 

Brits dominated the night as The Crown came away with multiple awards during the night, including Best Actor in a TV Series which went to Josh O'Connor, 30, who plays Prince Charles to Emma's Lady Di.      

As the night progressed, The Crown - which chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to modern times - swept the board as it also picked up Best Drama Series. The show won the same accolade in 2017. 

Iconic role: An emotional Emma said Diana - who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997 - had taught her 'compassion and empathy beyond measure' as she accepted the award, on a night dominated by The Crown

Following that, Gillian Anderson, who portrays former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the drama, scooped Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series.

Season four of The Crown follows the beginning of Prince Charles' relationship with Princess Diana.   

Emma later opened up to Extra's Rachel Lindsay about her reaction to Prince Harry's recent interview with James Corden, where he revealed he watches the show.  

Prince Harry showed his loyalty to Netflix, with whom he has a multi-million pound contract, and defended The Crown, despite the show facing widespread criticism over its 'twisted' depiction of the Royal Family.

Tears: 'You have taught me compassion and empathy beyond any measure that I could ever imagine,' she added, 'and on behalf of everyone who remembers you so fondly and passionately, thank you'

Winning duo: Season four of The Crown follows the beginning of Prince Charles' relationship with Princess Diana (above with fellow Golden Globe winner Josh O'Connor as Prince Charles)

Speaking with James Corden, the Duke of Sussex, 36, gave his seal of approval to the Netflix show, which portrays his father Prince Charles as callous and self-serving and his grandmother the Queen as cold. 

The fourth series of The Crown which premiered last November, showed Charles meeting and marrying an innocent Diana while maintaining his affair with the then-married Camilla Parker-Bowles. Scenes showing Diana gorging on food before vomiting into a toilet are so graphic that they carry on-screen warnings.   

Prince Harry - who also name-dropped Netflix elsewhere in the interview - said The Crown is 'fictional' but is 'loosely based on the truth' and captures the feeling of being expected to put 'duty and service above family and everything else'.

Harry added he would like Homeland actor Damian Lewis to play him if his character ever appears on the show as an adult.   

 'They don’t pretend to be news, it’s fictional,' Prince Harry said of The Crown. 'But it’s loosely based on the truth.   

He's a viewer: An emotional Emma also revealed she felt 'moved' by Prince Harry 's revelation that he watches The Crown during his recent appearance on James Corden 's The Late Late Show (pictured together above)

As they were: The fourth series of The Crown which premiered last November, showed Charles meeting and marrying an innocent Diana while maintaining his affair with the then-married Camilla Parker-Bowles (Charles and Diana pictured in 1981)

'Of course it’s not strictly accurate but it loosely it gives you a rough idea of that lifestyle and the pressures of putting duty and service above family and everything else and what can come from that.

'I’m way more comfortable about The Crown than the stories I see written about my family, my wife or myself. Because it’s the difference between that’s [the fact] obviously fiction, take it how you will – but this is reported on as fact because you’re supposedly news.'  

Emma said, 'That really moved me in a way that I wasn't really expecting.'

She continued, 'When we're making a show, we're researching a show, on the one hand obviously we're dealing with real people whose lives inform the characters that we then form, but on the other hand it's intensely fictional, so actually when you're doing a job it doesn't find it so far removed from the real person and the people who are still alive… 

'It's not something I ever felt I needed him to address or needed anyone to address, but actually hearing him say it, I'm glad that he enjoyed it, I feel moved and grateful for those words.'

Success story: Team: Emma's costar Josh , 30, won Best Actor for The Crown while the show also picked up Best Drama

When accepting his award, Josh gave a sweet shoutout to his onscreen love.

'To Emma Corrin, best actress winner, you're extraordinary, talented, funny and brilliant player of rock paper scissors,' he said. 'I love you to bits.'

The actor concluded his speech with a message about the importance of mental health amid the pandemic.

'I'm very lucky to be able to work in this period and there are so many people who are unable to work and are alone and isolated,' he said. 'And I hope that we can all collectively put mental health at the forefront of our mind. Thank you so much.'  

This year's ceremony, which usually takes place in early January, was pushed back to February 28 as Hollywood continues to adjust to the coronavirus pandemic and new safety guidelines. 

Accolade: Gillian Anderson, who portrays former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the drama, scooped Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series

Nomadland earned the top honor in film but the most shocking moment of the night came when Andra Day won best actress at the first ever bi-coastal Golden Globes.

The 36-year-old actress - who was the heavy underdog - broke down in tears as she was recognized for her role in The United States Vs BIllie Holiday having faced heavy competition including Viola Davis for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Vanessa Kirby for Pieces of a Woman, Frances McDormand for Nomadland, Carey Mulligan for Promising Young Woman.

According to betting site OddsShark.com, Day had the smallest chance to win in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama category when it came to betting odds as she was a +6600 underdog meaning if one bet $100 they would take home $6,600.   

Andra wiped tears from her eyes and grabbed a paper with her acceptance speech written on it while surrounded by friends and family.

The Crown also won Best Drama Series. Showrunner Peter Morgan is seen here giving his acceptance speech

She said: 'Sorry, y'all, so, okay. Can you just give me the paper, please first, I would just want to do say thank you so much for -- with no shame, thank you so much for bringing me through, getting me through mom, dad, Josh, Jackson, to Lee Daniels my great love, my first love, my acting coach, and all the people at the HFPA, thank you so much for being so engaged in Billie's story.'  

In the biographical drama she portrays jazz and swing singer Billie Holiday who is at the center of an undercover sting operation by the Federal Bureau of Narcotics.

Moments later the top honor in film came as Nomadland earned Best Motion Picture, Drama over The Father, Mank, Promising Young Woman, and The Trial of the Chicago 7.   

Director and writer Chloe Zhao was in disbelief as she accepted the honor and paid tribute to 'the nomads' that inspired the film as she said: 'Nomadland, at its core for me, is a pilgrimage through grief and healing. 

Big moment: Andra Day was the surprise winner in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama category at the awards 

'So for everyone who's gone through this difficult and beautiful journey at some point in their lives, this is for you. We don't say goodbye, we say, "See you down the road."'

Nomadland - starring Frances McDormand - is centered around a woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.   

The most emotional part of the night came when the late great Chadwick Boseman won a posthumous Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, as his widow Simone Ledward moved many to tears with her stirring speech.

Boseman, who passed away in August at 43 years of age after a four-year battle with colon cancer, beat out Riz Ahmed for Sound of Metal, Anthony Hopkins for The Father, Gary Oldman for Mank and Tahar Rahim for The Mauritanian.

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey returned to host for the fourth time. The comedy duo did the honors in 2013, 2014 and 2015. 

It is the first ever awards show to be broadcast from two separate coasts. 

Fey, 50, broadcasted from atop New York City's Rockefeller Center in the Rainbow Room and Poehler, 49, in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where the ceremony is usually held annually.

Nominees tuned into the ceremony remotely but presenters have been asked to appear in person.

Incredible: Moments later the top honor in film came as Nomadland earned Best Motion Picture, Drama as director and writer Chloe Zhao accepted the honor

 Wow factor: The film earned Best Motion Picture, Drama over The Father, Mank, Promising Young Woman, and The Trial of the Chicago 7 as the final award of the night was presented by Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones

The impressive list of presenters this year included; Awkwafina, Cynthia Erivo, Annie Mumolo, Joaquin Phoenix, Kristen Wiig and Renee Zellweger, Kevin Bacon, Sterling K. Brown, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Margot Robbie, Tiffany Haddish, Anthony Anderson, Kate Hudson and Kenan Thompson.

Satchel and Jackson Lee, children of three-time Golden Globe nominated filmmaker Spike Lee and producer/philanthropist Tonya Lewis Lee, served as the 2021 Golden Globe Ambassadors.

Jane Fonda, 83, received the Cecil B. DeMille Award, an accolade for film. The acting icon has previously won Golden Globes for her roles in Klute, Julia and Coming Home.

Norman Lear was honored with the Carol Burnett Award, a counterpart to the DeMille Award that focuses on life achievement in television. The writer, director and producer is a six-time Golden Globe winner.

Nominations were announced on February 3 with streaming giant Netflix receiving 42 nominations across film and television.

GOLDEN GLOBES 2021: THE WINNERS

 MOVIES 

Best Motion Picture, Drama

The Father

Mank

Nomadland - WINNER

Promising Young Woman

The Trial of the Chicago 7

On the road again: Nomadland won the top honor in film Best Motion Picture, Drama

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm - WINNER

Hamilton

Music

Palm Springs

The Prom

Best Director

Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman

David Fincher – Mank

Regina King – One Night in Miami

Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Chloé Zhao – Nomadland - WINNER

Trailblazing: Chloe Zhao became just the second woman to win for directing in 78 years

Best Screenplay

Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman

Jack Fincher – Mank

Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller – The Father

Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7 - WINNER

Chloé Zhao – Nomadland

Best Foreign Language Picture

Another Round

La Llorona

The Life Ahead

Minari - WINNER

Two of Us

Best Animated Picture

The Croods: A New Age

Onward

Over the Moon

Soul - WINNER

Wolfwalkers

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Andra Day – The United States vs Billie Holiday - WINNER

Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman

Frances McDormand – Nomadland

Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

Big moment: Andra Day was the surprise winner in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama category

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal

Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom - WINNER

Anthony Hopkins – The Father

Gary Oldman – Mank

Tahar Rahim – The Mauritanian

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Kate Hudson – Music

Michelle Pfeiffer – French Exit

Rosamund Pike – I Care a Lot - WINNER

Anya Taylor-Joy – Emma

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

Sacha Baron Cohen – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm - WINNER

James Corden – The Prom

Lin-Manuel Miranda – Hamilton

Dev Patel – The Personal History of David Copperfield

Andy Samberg – Palm Springs

Winner! Sacha Baron Cohen's politically-charged sequel Borat Subsequent Moviefilm earned two awards

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Glenn Close – Hilbilly Elegy

Jodie Foster – The Mauritanian - WINNER

Olivia Colman – The Father

Amanda Seyfried – Mank

Helena Zengel – News of the World

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah - WINNER

Jared Leto – The Little Things

Bill Murray – On the Rocks

Leslie Odom Jr – One Night in Miami

Best Original Score in a Motion Picture

The Midnight Sky

Tenet

News of the World

Mank

Soul - WINNER

Best Original Song in a Motion Picture

Judas and the Black Messiah

The Life Ahead - WINNER

One Night in Miami

The Trial of the Chicago 7

The United States vs Billie Holiday

TELEVISION 

Best Television Series, Drama

The Crown - WINNER

Lovecraft Country

The Mandalorian

Ozark

Ratched

Triumphant: The Crown nearly swept all of the dramatic television categories including Best Television Series, Drama as creator Peter Morgan accepted the award

Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical

Emily in Paris

The Flight Attendant

The Great

Schitt’s Creek - WINNER

Ted Lasso

Best Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie

Normal People

The Queen’s Gambit - WINNER

Small Axe

The Undoing

Unorthodox

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama

Olivia Colman – The Crown

Jodie Comer – Killing Eve

Emma Corrin – The Crown - WINNER

Laura Linney – Ozark

Sarah Paulson – Ratched

Crowning achievement: Emma Corrin beat out her The Crown co-star Olivia Colman (Queen Elizabeth II) in the Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama category 

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Drama

Jason Bateman – Ozark

Josh O’Connor – The Crown - WINNER

Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul

Al Pacino – Hunters

Matthew Rhys– Perry Mason

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical

Lily Collins – Emily in Paris

Kaley Cuoco – The Flight Attendant

Elle Fanning – The Great

Jane Levy – Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

Catherine O’Hara – Schitt’s Creek - WINNER

Legend: Catherine O'Hara earned the win in the Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical for her role in Schitt's Creek

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV series, Comedy or Musical

Don Cheadle – Black Monday

Nicholas Hoult – The Great

Eugene Levy – Schitt’s Creek

Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso - WINNER

Ramy Youssef – Ramy

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie

Cate Blanchett – Mrs America

Daisy Edgar-Jones – Normal People

Shira Haas – Unorthodox

Nicole Kidman – The Undoing

Anya Taylor-Joy – The Queen’s Gambit - WINNER

Checkmate: It was also a big night for Anya Taylor-Joy as she won Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie for The Queen's Gambit

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie

Bryan Cranston – Your Honour

Jeff Daniels – The Comey Rule

Hugh Grant – The Undoing

Ethan Hawke – The Good Lord Bird

Mark Ruffalo – I Know This Much Is True - WINNER

Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series

Gillian Anderson – The Crown - WINNER

Helena Bonham Carter – The Crown

Julia Garner – Ozark

Annie Murphy – Schitt’s Creek

Cynthia Nixon – Ratched

Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series

John Boyega – Small Axe, “Red, White and Blue” - WINNER

Daniel Levy – Schitt’s Creek

Brendan Gleeson – The Comey Rule

Jim Parsons – Hollywood

Donald Sutherland – The Undoing

No axe to grind: The second award of the night went to John Boyega in the Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series category for his role in Small Axe "Red, White and Blue"

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